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The Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Anthony will be waived by the Hawks and free to join a team of his choice. The Houston Rockets are the clear frontrunners to sign Anthony.
Oklahoma City has agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to Atlanta for point guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, league sources tell ESPN. Anthony will be waived, and he will join team of his choice. Rockets are frontrunner.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 19, 2018
Anthony’s lone season in OKC was a huge disappointment. The veteran scorer averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game during the regular season and shot only 40.4 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
The playoffs were an even bigger struggle for Anthony. In the six-game series loss to the Utah Jazz, Anthony averaged 11.8 points while shooting a woeful 37.5 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Thunder had an offensive rating of 98.6 when Anthony was on the court compared to 116.8 when he was on the bench.
Chris Paul has been advocating the Rockets to sign his pal Anthony, who met with Houston officials in Las Vegas.
The Hawks have been trying to trade Schroder for quite some time. Schroder has $46 million remaining on his contract through 2021. The 24-year-old averaged 19.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 2017-18, shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 29.0 percent from three.
Schroder’s value around the league is low due to his legal troubles and attitude. Schroder and three other men were arrested on misdemeanor battery charges.
Yahoo Sports insider Shams Charania is reporting Muscala will head to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Sources: As part of multi-team Carmelo Anthony/Dennis Schröder deal, Atlanta's Mike Muscala will go to Philadelphia, 76ers' Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot will be traded to Oklahoma City and 76ers' Justin Anderson to Atlanta.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 19, 2018